Conservatives on social media were left fuming after comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted a joke about Jesus Christ.
“MERRY CHRISTMAS! Jesus was gender fluid!” Silverman wrote on her Twitter and Facebook accounts on December 25.
Conservative Christians were outraged by the suggestion that the son of God identified as both male and female — or somewhere in between. The website YoungCons.com raged that the tweet was a “desperate attempt to remain relevant,” while others on social media attacked the 45-year-old comedian for being impious on Christmas day.
“Jesus was not gender fluid! Says nowhere in the Bible or in any other teachings. Jesus was a man and you are Jewish and know nothing about my savior and shouldn’t be making jokes about Him on Christmas, the day of His birth. You just lost a fan,” one person wrote on Silverman’s Facebook page.
— Liberals DO suck (@jaxnmelody) December 25, 2015
@SarahKSilverman you're real brave and funny now. We'll see whose laughing when you meet him
— TexasRising (@TXhornsfan05) December 27, 2015
— siebertde (@siebertde) December 27, 2015
Others complained that Silverman had poked fun at Jesus, but not the Prophet Muhammad.
— Sandra ن (@SandraALTX) December 27, 2015
@SarahKSilverman if you have balls you worthless hack of an actress, you'll do something about Muhammad on Ramadan. But you won't lol
— BBB83 (@jbyrons83) December 25, 2015
@SarahKSilverman what about Muhammad ?
— threeseashells (@Corpusmentis0) December 26, 2015
@SarahKSilverman So edgy, so irreverent. Now try mocking Pedohammed, you pathetic, pusillanimous sociopath.
— Schillaci (@Shaqton) December 26, 2015
At least one Twitter user tried to use the moment to evangalize.
— steve marusich (@stevemarusich) December 27, 2015
While a number of others were content with making anti-Semitic jokes.
@SarahKSilverman Why do Jews like Sarah love mocking Christianity?
— Cevert (@Trumpenreich) December 26, 2015
@SarahKSilverman She's funny, we'll put her in the oven last.
— Ivan AnimalMotherOff (@IvanJakoff) December 25, 2015
@SarahKSilverman jew are a disgusting person. Jew know that?
— Crooked Johnson (@CrookedJohnson) December 27, 2015
@SarahKSilverman oven worthy tweet.
— A R Wright, Esq (@GeorgiaAlpha) December 26, 2015